6 December 2007,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,875
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
A ROMAN BRONZE STEELYARD WEIGHT
CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.
In the form of a bust of Mercury, wearing his characteristic petasos, the upper surface stippled, the separately-made wings now missing, a fillet of ivy leaves in his wavy hair, knotted at the back, the ties falling along his shoulders, his oval face turned to his right, a mantle draped around his shoulders, a suspension loop above
4¼ in. (10.8 cm.) high
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Acquired by the current owner's grandparents prior to 1940.
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